Program Accreditation

All of our programs are accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC) of ABET, Inc. ( ABET is a specialized accrediting board recognized by the Council for Higher Education and/or the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education.

Program Mission

The mission of the Computer Engineering Technology (CET) degree program in the Computer Systems Engineering Technology (CSET) Department at Oregon Institute of Technology is to provide an excellent education incorporating industry-relevant, applied laboratory based design and analysis to our students. The program is to serve a constituency consisting of its alumni, employers in the high-technology industry, and the members of our Industrial Advisory Board. Major components of the CET program's mission in the CSET Department are to:

  • educate computer engineering technology students to meet current and future industrial challenges,
  • promote a sense of scholarship, leadership, and professional service among our graduates,
  • enable our students to create, develop, and disseminate knowledge for the applied engineering environment,
  • expose our students to cross-disciplinary educational programs, and

Program Educational Objectives

Alumni of the Computer Engineering Technology (CET) associate degree program may be employed as technicians or in support roles in a wide range of high tech industries from industrial manufacturing to consumer electronics. Alumni may be involved in product testing and qualification, customer support, sales, or public relations.

  • Alumni will demonstrate technical competence through success in computer engineering technician positions.
  • Alumni will demonstrate competencies in communication and teamwork skills through positive contributions to team based engineering projects.
  • Alumni will develop professionally, pursue continued learning and practice responsibly and ethically.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the CET associate degree program are expected to be able to demonstrate:

  1. an ability to apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to narrowly defined engineering technology activities.
  2. an ability to apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to engineering technology problems that require limited application of principles but extensive practical knowledge.
  3. an ability to conduct standard tests and measurements, and to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments.
  4. an ability to function effectively as a member of a technical team.
  5. an ability to identify, analyze, and solve narrowly defined engineering technology problems.
  6. an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature.
  7. an understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development.
  8. an understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities, including a respect for diversity.
  9. a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.

Summary of Program Student Learning Outcomes

During the 2016-17 academic year, the Computer Systems Engineering Technology faculty formally assessed the student learning outcomes summarized in the annual program assessment report. Additional details can be found in department assessment records.

Program Curriculum Map

The curriculum map for the Computer Engineering Technology program can be found on the catalog web page on the Oregon Tech website,

Tom Keyser
Department Chair

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